The 12 Days Gift Guide – Day 9 – Silver and Gold

Silver and gold, silver and gold

Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold

How do you measure its worth?

Just by the pleasure it gives here on Earth…

Today we highlight our favorite silver and gold pieces from the shop.  No theme in particular except that these are top-of-mind when we think of the best and most fun pieces we have to offer.  Today’s deal is this: 10% off and free shipping with any of these beauties. Contact us for the code.

Antique 22k gold wedding ring22k gold antique ring



What I love most about this band is how unassuming it looks – it’s just a plain gold wedding band – but how much history and character it holds.  It’s a high carat gold, 22k, and inside the band is a special engraving from the early 1900’s.  It would make an incredibly special modern wedding band or stack ring.

Antique 15k gold turquoise ringVintage sputnik multi stone gold ring

I’ve been in love with this Victorian gold and turquoise ring from the moment it entered the shop.  The variations in the color of the turquoise only come with aged and well loved turquoise – the turquoise changes color as it mixes with everyday oils on the skin.  Then of course we have our ridiculously fun “sputnik” ring with a dome of fiery and sparkling natural stones, from aquamarine and garnet, to citrine and amethyst.  This ring would make the most fun New Year’s Eve adornment!

Pearl and diamond earrings

Antique garnet double snake rose gold ring

I typically am not a fan of pearls, but in this case I just fell in love with these vintage pearl and diamond earrings.  They make me dream of a vintage wedding, or a grand New Year’s Eve party.  They are subtle, but the size of the pearls and the overall flower design give these great character.  To the right is one of my all-time favorites, the double-headed snake ring with garnets, hailing from the early 1900’s.  This ring is actually two that were soldered together at some point in its history, perhaps as a gesture of love in this life, or perhaps a mourning sentiment.  It’s a gorgeous piece in a large size, so it would make a great men’s wedding band.

Diamond and Green chyrosphrase broochThird carat engagement ring


With over 1.5 carats of diamonds and luminescent green chyrosprase, this Art Nouveau brooch is hands-down one of the most unique and stunning pieces in the shop.  And then we have an Art Deco white and yellow gold engagement ring with over 1/3rd of a carat of diamonds.  While I’m already married, engagement rings of this sort with such a vibrant diamond and such intricate and feminine details, always make me swoon.

Antique carnelian intaglio gold ring

Look at that handsome profile!  From the beautifully carved carnelian stone to the buttery gold, this intaglio ring is a fabulous signet style piece.  Everytime I wear it, I run my fingers continuously over the gold; it has the smoothness that only comes with decades of wear.

modernist sterling silver woman necklace

Vintage Scottish Terrier brooch


On the silver side, sometimes it’s those that are the funkiest that I love best.  Here we have a modernist African style folk art piece, an abstract version of a woman.  It’s really interesting, and would definitely make for a conversation piece.  On the right is the adorable marcasite and sterling Scottish Terrier brooch, perfect for the dog lover.

Vintage sterling silver and glass amethyst bracelet

Perhaps it’s the combination of a masculine chain with feminine purple stones, or perhaps it’s the intricate detailing on each of the links.  No matter which way you cut it, this antique bracelet, with its aged patina, is just a stunning piece.  It can be worn everyday, or would be great for the rustic vintage bride.

Forget-me-not custom wax seal necklaceShaken but steady wax seal

Lastly, the holidays are not easy for everyone, including myself. It can often bring up feelings of things lost, or difficulties experienced.  So these two wax seals have been selling quite a lot lately, and they both come straight from my own grief experience, and my own heart.  On the left we have a custom forget-me-not wax seal piece with a hand stamped initial charm – the initial symbolizes the person or animal lost.  And on the right we have the “Shaken but Steady” seal with a compass, a piece for the person who has gone through a difficult time with optimism and steadfastness (or who needs a little of that).  If you know someone experiencing difficulty, particularly in the holiday season, these two make wonderful gifts.

The 12 Days Gift Guide – Day 8 – Talismans

With the meaning and symbolism that come along with the holidays, a gift in the form of a talisman is a great match.  It will be a piece of jewelry that can be worn everyday into the new year.

Today’s deal: Buy any one of these pieces and get a second 25% off.  Contact us for details.


Elephant handmade necklace Handmade monkey necklace


We’ve cast some fun animals out of children’s toys, and this good luck elephant (trunk’s up means good luck!) and protection monkey are among them.  These would not only bring a smile to the face of anyone who opens this gift, but they will offer a symbolic staple for their wardrobe.

Handmade strength necklace ball and claw

Since ancient times in Asia, up through British and early colonial times in the United States, the symbol of the ball and claw has shown up everywhere from jewelry to furniture.  Originally in Asia, it would have been a dragon’s claw, but the States reinterpreted it to an eagle’s claw.  In either case, it symbolizes strength and protection.  Give this handmade ball and claw necklace to someone who needs it!

May it Watch Over You NecklaceHandmade anchor wax seal necklace

Nearly all of our wax seal necklaces can be considered talismans, but these two in particular are deeply meaningful – the “May it Watch Over You” seal with the all-seeing eye, and the anchor and mast piece, which symbolizes hope and steadfastness.


Vintage gold anchor necklaceVintage evil eye bracelet

Speaking of anchors…this solid gold Victorian anchor pendant is precious and beautiful.  On the fun side is a glass and sterling silver evil eye bracelet in a bright and inviting shade of blue.


Gold Jewish Mezuzah necklaceVintage gold filled scarab bracelet


Mezuzahs have been placed on the doorposts of Jewish households for centuries, and this Mezuzah necklace allows you to wear the talisman on your neck.  Then a simple filigree gold filled scarab bracelet brings with it good luck and many different stones that offer protection.


Vintage malachite zuni bear necklace.

Zuni bears are a long-held symbol of strength and protection in the Native American Zuni community. This beautiful dimensional bear also has the protective stone of malachite in it.  It’s on quite a long chain, so it brings a bohemian and layered look to your wardrobe.

The 12 Days Gift Guide – Day 7 – Gifts for the Holiday Bride

More engagements and weddings happen at holiday time than any other time of the year.  As you prep for one of the most important and exciting events of your life (yay!), vintage themed jewelry can add a truly special and one-of-a-kind touch.

Today’s deal – $20 off anything on this list over $200, or, $10 off anything on the list less than $200. Contact us for the coupon code.


Gold filled and opal filigree bracelet14k gold and moonstone necklace

Iridescent stones belong at weddings – they add a shimmer and glow only rivaled by that special dress.  This gold filled opal bracelet has spectacular flowing details, and the moonstone necklace appears to glow from within.

Vintage garnet stud earringsAntique marcasite circle earrings


If you’re aiming for an updo on your wedding day, you’ll want earrings that add flair but don’t overwhelm.  These garnet cluster earrings are absolutely perfect, and if you want a more subdued look, the marcasite screwback earrings add just a touch of shimmer.

Antique garnet braceletAntique green glass and silver tone bangle


A special bracelet is a must, and the dainty look of this red spinel one will bring the holiday red into your look.  The filigree green glass bracelet has an icier more classic presence.

Diamond cluster earrings Diamond cluster Y necklace

Who doesn’t love diamonds on their wedding day? Either of these white gold cluster pieces – earrings or necklace – would look fabulous with your wedding dress.

Vintage Persian blue enamel holly earringsrose wax seal handmade necklace


Something blue…gorgeous Persian vermeil fringe earrings with a holly theme.  And as you consider handmade and meaningful bridesmaid gifts, there are countless wax seal necklaces in our shop which fit the bill.

Lamitie Friendship wax seal necklace


Wedding and bridal rings stacked

Last but certainly not least, the shop is full of engagement rings, bridal stack rings, and wedding bands.  Take a peek! 

The 12 Days Gift Guide – Day 6 – Gifts for the Spiritual Person

We’re halfway through our 2016 Gift Guide, and today we highlight beautiful pieces for the spiritual person.  Today’s deal is:

Buy any of these pieces today and we’ll donate 20% of profits to GreenFaith – an interfaith environmental organization, helping faith institutions across the world protect the environment.  Hey, these are spiritual pieces after all! 🙂


Our Lady of Lourdes Virgin Mary necklace

Our Lady of Lourdes Virgin Mary necklace


One of my favorite pieces in the shop – a 1920’s camphor glass necklace featuring the Virgin Mary and a prayer encircling her.  It’s a timeless piece that would make a gorgeous Christmas gift.

Gold Jewish Mezuzah necklaceMecca Holy Land necklace


Often, mezuzahs are found at the doorways of Jewish households, imparting a prayer and blessings for the house. In this case, we have a stunning gold mezuzah adorned with a flower and Hebrew in enamel.  Inside is a teeny tiny Torah scroll.  On the right we have a tourist piece from Mecca, a resin and gold tone locket with a small booklet inside with verses from the Quran.

Gold diamond cross necklaceAntique filigree rosary


You can’t get much more classic than a simple gold cross with a diamond, and for the antique lover we have an 800 silver intricate filigree rosary.


The Peace of God be With You necklaceMay it Watch Over You Necklace


For those seeking handmade options, we have a religious wax seal necklace with the blessing “The Peace of God Be With You”, and for those who are spiritual but not religious we have our bestselling “May It Watch Over You” seal with the all seeing eye.

Finem Respice wax seal necklace

Last but not least, we have a Buddhist inspired wax seal necklace which reads “Finem Respice,” a Latin phrase meaning “Consider the End”.  Buddhists are always keeping death top-of-mind, and this is a great reminder.

The 12 Days Gift Guide – Day 5 – Gifts for the Southwestern Lover

Day 5 of our Holiday Gift Guide showcases the best gifts for those who love Southwestern style jewelry (isn’t that all of us?!).   And don’t miss this one-day deal:

20% off any one of the items below. Contact us for the code!

buffalo nickel Indian head turquoise ring buffalo Indian nickel head turquoise ring

It wouldn’t be Southwestern style without statement rings, and this one is special.  An Indian/Buffalo Head nickel is embedded in black enamel and turquoise colored glass flecks in this large silver ring.

Vintage 18k gold and coral ring Vintage silver coral ring

Red coral is among the most common stones used in Southwestern jewelry, and these two rings are beautiful examples of that stone.  A modernist high karat gold ring has two pieces of coral wrapping around the finger, while the Mexican silver coral ring on the right is a simple and stackable piece.


Vintage green turquoise cross four points necklace Vintage green turquoise cross four points necklace.


A lone green turquoise stone sits in the center of this ornate piece which resembles a cross or four points symbol.

Vintage green and blue turquoise cuff bracelet Vintage turquoise cuff bracelet

Another very common type of jewelry seen in the Southwest is cuffs in every shape and size. Here are two statement pieces – a double-decker cuff with both green and blue stones and intricate designs all around, and a more classic and simple turquoise cuff with a big stone.

Vintage malachite feather earrings.Vintage silver feather earrings.


Feathers always make their way into Southwestern pieces, and these two earrings bring a lot of flair to any outfit.  To the left are malachite feather pieces, and to the right, a unique stamped set with feathers that dangle from the center.

Vintage coral and turquoise feather necklaceVintage malachite zuni bear necklace.


Here are two lovely examples of longer necklaces – a gorgeous old pawn style necklace adorned with multiple feathers and a coral and turquoise centerpiece, and a highly symbolic (of protection and strength) Zuni bear necklace with a malachite stone.

Antique 15k gold turquoise ring.

Last but certainly not least is this stunning gold and turquoise ring from the Victorian era.  The variation in color of the turquoise comes after years and years of it interacting with human touch, and there is just no replacement for it.

The 12 Days Gift Guide – Day 4 – Gifts for Under $100

The holidays are a time when we’re all looking for a special gift that won’t break the bank, given the number of gifts given. So today we highlight the best gifts in the shop for under $100!

The deal for today is an additional $10 off any of these itemscontact us to get the code.  And don’t forget to visit the Etsy shop for many other items under $100.

vintage gold filled cameo locketantique carnelian beaded necklace









Lockets are always a good gift, and this beautiful cameo gold filled locket is no exception.  Of course, if you know someone obsessed with flapper style and the 1920’s, this retro carnelian beaded necklace is the way to go.

vintage silver garnet earringsvintage jasper earrings









A flair of red in a holiday outfit is always in style – do so through a gift of these vintage silver garnet earrings, or this Mexican silver red jasper set.

vintage gold filled bangle

Vintage mosaic bracelet









Gold filled bangles make any outfit, and this one reminiscent of a disco ball is a steal.  Then we have an Italian made micro-mosaic bracelet, perfect for the traveler (or those dreaming of it!).

Quran necklace

Vintage Scottish Terrier brooch









And on the unique side, we have a vintage necklace from Mecca, with texts from the Quran inside, and a beautiful Scottish Terrier marcasite brooch, great for the dog lover.

Last but not least, every wax seal necklace in our shop is $65, and makes for the perfect gift.  Browse the shop today; we’ll offer the $10 discount on any choice!